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Made a desert ironwood scale for my ZT 0562

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by N10siveRN, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. N10siveRN


    Mar 6, 2018
    Got bored and decided my G10 ZT 0562 needed to be spruced up. So, I decided to make a Desert Ironwood scale that was shaped with sandpaper, files, and Dremel. Still needs final sanding and finish on it. Now to decide what color to Cerakote the rest of the knife. I nicked the wood side liner with the file a few times, and I think it needs to be covered up. Whatcha think?
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  2. Twindog

    Twindog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    Looks great. Nice work.

    Black DLC blades look nice against wood scales.
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  3. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 6, 2000
    Ironwood requires no finish- just polishing and a coat of wax.
    bucketstove likes this.
  4. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    Usually I don't go for wood handled knives, looks wise, ( :confused: he said after spending a bunch of time putting ebony scales on one of my grails o_O).
    But as far as your Ironwood knife goes I say :
    Heck Yeah ! ! !
    Looks great ! ! !
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  5. Khanvoy44

    Khanvoy44 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2016
    That sir looks great! I am partial to natural scales. Never had the time to try a homemade set. Fine work.
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  6. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
    Nice work, N10siveRN. :thumbsup:
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  7. N10siveRN


    Mar 6, 2018
    Thank y’all for the compliments. I have 4-5 hours in planing the wood and making them. Slow going with a file and dremel.
    bucketstove and Methuselah like this.
  8. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    Good for the mind and spirit though / why rush it !
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  9. basetta70


    Jun 24, 2010
    Very nice! I do love wooden scales, please could you tell us what you used for the pivot's stepped hole? Thank you
  10. Methuselah

    Methuselah Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2015
    That's fantastic.....I did a sebenza a few months back, very enjoyable work... .....is it heavier now?
  11. N10siveRN


    Mar 6, 2018
    I used a brad drill bit then drilled out the center hole
  12. N10siveRN


    Mar 6, 2018
    Not really

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